Leadership

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J. Michael Shepherd
J. Michael Shepherd Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bank of the West and BancWest Corporation

Michael Shepherd is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West and of BancWest Corporation, the parent company of Bank of the West and First Hawaiian Bank. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Retail Banking.

Maura Markus
Maura Markus President and Chief Operating Officer

Maura Markus was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Bank of the West in March 2010.

Thibault Fulconis
Thibault Fulconis Vice Chairman
Commercial Banking and Consumer Finance Group

Thibault Fulconis, Vice Chairman, Commercial Banking and Consumer Finance Groups for Bank of the West, joined the bank in 2006. Fulconis is also a member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.

John Bahnken
John Bahnken Senior Executive Vice President
Wealth Management Group

John Bahnken is Senior Executive Vice President and leads the Wealth Management Group, which includes wealth strategy, investment management, customized banking solutions, trust and estate services, and other specialized offerings that help wealthy clients address all facets of their financial lives. Bahnken is a member of the bank’s Executive Management Committee.

Michael R. Bracco
Michael R. Bracco Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Michael R. Bracco is Senior Executive Vice President and the Chief Administrative Officer of the bank. Based in San Francisco, he has been a member of the bank’s Executive Management Committee since 2007.

Duke Dayal
Duke Dayal Chief Financial Officer

Duke Dayal was named Chief Financial Officer of Bank of the West in March 2010. Based in San Francisco, Dayal is also a member of the bank's Executive Management Committee.

Donald Duggan
Donald Duggan Senior Executive Vice President

Donald Duggan is Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Banking Services. He joined the Bank in 2002 and is a member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.

Scott Germer
Scott Germer Senior Executive Vice President Risk Manager

Scott Germer, Senior Executive Vice President and Risk Manager joined the Bank 1990 and is a member of its Executive Management Committee. He is responsible for overseeing the Bank's Credit Risk functions, which include the managed asset groups, credit portfolio management and ALLL adequacy.

Andy Harmening
Andy Harmening Senior Executive Vice President Regional Banking Group

Andy Harmening is Senior Executive Vice President and Regional Banking Group Head. He is also a member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.

Gilles Karpowicz
Gilles Karpowicz Executive Vice President Director of Audit and Inspection

Gilles Karpowicz is Executive Vice President and Director of Audit & Inspection at Bank of the West; he was appointed in 2009. He is a member of the bank's Executive Management Committee.

Russell Playford
Russell Playford Senior Executive Vice President

Russell Playford, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, joined the bank in 2009. Playford is responsible for all aspects of enterprise risk management.

Jean-Marc Torre
Jean-Marc Torre Senior Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking Group

Jean‐Marc Torre is responsible for the lines of business serving the bank's commercial customers and wholesale banking. The Group provides a broad range of banking and credit services for companies with revenues over $50 million annually.

Vanessa Washington
Vanessa Washington Senior Executive Vice President

Vanessa Washington is Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, joined the bank in 2006 and is a member of the bank's Executive Management Committee.

Paul T. Wible
Paul T. Wible Senior Executive Vice President

Paul Wible, Senior Executive Vice President and National Finance Group Executive, joined the bank in 1992. He is a member of the bank's Executive Management Committee.